HEREFORD Interim Manager Tim Harris described his side’s performance during their 4-1 defeat to Chester as an ‘embarrassment’.

The hosts netted two goals in either half as they ran riot at the Deva Stadium before Jordan Cullinane-Liburd pulled a consolation goal back.

“I think there was only one word for it and that was embarrassment,” said Harris following the defeat.

“I think they played us off the park over the place, we just didn’t compete or do the basics, we didn’t get tight.

“They moved the ball very quickly and when you look at it the only player who came out of it with any credit was Brandon Hall.

“He basically kept the score down because they looked like they were going to score at will. It’s hugely disappointing and I feel for the fans.”

Left back Joel Taylor caused the Bulls a host of problems in the first half and created the opening chance.

Harris said that they had done their homework but then ‘switched off’ for the opening goal.

He added: “We didn’t get near him did we and it’s as simple as that.

“The thing is we’ve looked at the videos and done our analysis on it and we knew he was going to be a threat.

“They switched the ball really well and the first goal has come from us being switched off. We’ve let him get in and it’s an error that has been punished.

“Let’s be honest about it looking at the whole of the game, we were not at it. At any level of football if you’re not competitive then you’re not going to get results and today we were just woeful.

The Bulls welcomed Kieran Thomas, Jacob Jagger Cane and Mike Symons back to their starting side, which Harris had hoped would give them a boost.

“We knew that they weren’t going to get through two games in such a short space of time.

“Saturday was probably too soon for them so we thought today with some fresh legs it would give that impetus to go forwards and be solid, we were far from solid.”